Hunger Games Prequel Novel and Film are in The Works

Hunger Games fans are sure to be on fire with excitement with the latest news on the franchise: an upcoming prequel coming to the shelves and the big screen!

The novel called Untitled Panem Novel (title not final) is set to go 64 years back from the events of Hunger Games, and will explore the dystopian world of Panem that author Suzanne Collins first introduced to readers in 2008.

Image: Scholastic

“With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. The reconstruction period ten years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days—as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet—provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.” Says Suzanne Collins, through the book's publisher Scholastic.

Image from The Hunger Games Twitter account

Meanwhile, Variety reports that Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, the same producers that brought the Hunger Games trilogy into the big screen, are working on a movie-adaptation for the upcoming book.

The trilogy is set in the Noth American country of Panem, where children from its 12 districts are randomly selected to play a death game called the Hunger Games.

The prequel novel for the bestselling series is set for an initial release on May 19, 2020. For more updates, follow The Hunger Games social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

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Homestream image courtesy of Scholastic.

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